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I did not install on subdirectory. I want to make index.php to forum.php. Having troubles.

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by chipy100, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. chipy100

    chipy100 Member

    Hi xenforo,

    I didn't install my xenforo software in a subdirectory.

    I want to have a Welcome page in the main domain name. I'd like to change the current file name index.php to forum.php so I can replace the index.php with the welcome page that I've custom created. However, whenever I go to domain.com/forum.php, it keeps redirecting to the domain.com/index.php page. I've tried going to the admin panel and changing the forum url but to no avail. Please help.
  2. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    you cant rename the file to forum.php
    you will need to ftp in and manually shift the files into a subdirectory, ie yourdomain/community/
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  3. chipy100

    chipy100 Member

    Do I have to do this? Is there an easier way without having to completely move the whole forum into a sub directory?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There's very little work involved moving the forum to a sub-directory.
    Just move the files and update the URL in the ACP and that's it.
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  5. chipy100

    chipy100 Member

    Thank you Brogan. That was easy enough. lol! I thought I had to change my database as well. Thanks for the help guys. :)
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Would you have appreciated being told about this ?
    I think this issue needs to be addressed in the installation manual.
    Admittedly the work around seems relatively easy.

    Please let me know your feelings in this thread - thanks !

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